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A few years ago I had to install Parallels with Windows 10 on my 27" imac for work. Last fall I was able to remove it. Ever since I installed it, my computer didn't run as well. Since the uninstall it is even worse, boot up times are long, computer freezes at times, and Lightroom is super slow to load and runs slowly. Before I decide to buy a new computer I would love to see if I can give this one more life. I have a time machine backup, but I wouldn't want to restore from that. I'm thinking of cloning (using Carbon Copy Cloner) to an external drive, then wiping the computer clean and reinstalling everything. I have a large lightroom library that I would need to take special care to preserve. The main use of this computer now is for my photo processing. I use a laptop for work. Is this a good or bad idea to redo the imac? I know it would take a lot of thinking to make sure I don't lose anything important. I had a 2010 imac that I replaced with this one. After I got everything I needed off the 2010 one I reformatted it and reinstalled OSX and Greg has been using it for five more years with no problems. I keep thinking, that even though this one is five years old, that it still has a few more years of life left.
 
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I'd do exactly what you mentioned...create a bootable backup of the drive and reinstall the OS. Reinstall the same OS though, no upgrades until you get it back up and running.

Put the folders and such back where they were before and reinstall your applications.
 
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I'd do exactly what you mentioned...create a bootable backup of the drive and reinstall the OS. Reinstall the same OS though, no upgrades until you get it back up and running.

Put the folders and such back where they were before and reinstall your applications.
I appreciate your input. If I clone the drive will it be a bootable backup?
 
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If I clone the drive will it be a bootable backup?
I have no experience with CCC. I prefer to use SuperDuper!, which does have an option to make the cloned drive bootable. I would imagine CCC would offer that same option.

I have SuperDuper! set up to create a clone every night. It does a "smart" backup, in which it analyzes both source and target disks and only copies what is different, so it takes very little time.
 
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I have no experience with CCC. I prefer to use SuperDuper!, which does have an option to make the cloned drive bootable. I would imagine CCC would offer that same option.

I have SuperDuper! set up to create a clone every night. It does a "smart" backup, in which it analyzes both source and target disks and only copies what is different, so it takes very little time.
I’ll study up on it, Jim. I’m in no hurry. So I’m going to take my time and hopefully not make any mistakes.
 
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I think I'm going to bite the bullet and trade in my 2015 iMac for a new model. They are offering $490 as trade-in value, and if I wait until the hard drive fails it's worth nothing.
 
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I also got the Military and Veterans discount (10%) which knocks another $220 off.

Keeping my fingers crossed that this one will continue working o.k. until I send it in.
 
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I think I'm going to bite the bullet and trade in my 2015 iMac for a new model. They are offering $490 as trade-in value, and if I wait until the hard drive fails it's worth nothing.
Where are you purchasing? Is Apple offering the trade in? That seems like a good deal.
 
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I'll have to see if Greg gets a discount for his workplace.
I only needed to verify my USAA membership, since USAA is only open to active and retired military people.

Just for sport, I jumped through the hoops to check the trade-in value of my old 2012 iMac. It has a failed hard drive but I boot and run it from a USB SSD. If I say it boots and runs fine, it is worth $250 on trade. If I admit that it doesn't, the message is "Your Mac is ready for recycling". :)
 
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I only needed to verify my USAA membership, since USAA is only open to active and retired military people.

Just for sport, I jumped through the hoops to check the trade-in value of my old 2012 iMac. It has a failed hard drive but I boot and run it from a USB SSD. If I say it boots and runs fine, it is worth $250 on trade. If I admit that it doesn't, the message is "Your Mac is ready for recycling". :)
Greg is still using an old 2010 iMac. I should see what it is worth. It runs.
 

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Yes, I purchased directly from Apple.com. The trade-in plus the Veterans' discount makes for a very good deal.
Nice. I wish I had known they offered a veteran discount before I bought my MacBook Pro a couple of weeks ago!
 

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